First – What is Third Order Intelligence NOT?
Third Order Intelligence is not a:
- belief system,
- cult (there is no guru or anyone in charge),
- instant cure for anything,
- form of meditation,
- type of psycho-therapy, or
- group to belong to.
“Man becomes man only by his intelligence,
but he is man only by his heart.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
All intelligence is active in the doing, not passive in the having.
First Order Intelligence examples – the Instinctual Intelligence
It is what you know how to do without having someone teach you –
it is part of your genetic inheritance –
it requires no self-consciousness.
- Shift into flight/fight mode when startled
- Swat at and kill the mosquito biting your hand
- Experience arousal when you connect with someone who attracts you
Second Order Intelligence examples – the Programmed Intelligence
It is what you were trained or conditioned to do –
it is your mechanical mind or cultural conditioning –
self-consciousness is often helpful during training, then the behavior becomes automatic.
- Stop at red lights when you are driving – go when it turns green
- Solve math problems accurately
- Follow the rules of grammar in your local language
Third Order Intelligence examples – the Integrated Intelligence
It is your integrated conscious awareness that has learned not to identify with its fragments –
it provides you the freedom to choose from your own reality tested individual framework –
requires ongoing presence and consciousness.
- Integrity between what you say and what you do
- Integrity between your thoughts and your feelings – and your behavior
- Acting from an integrated sense of self – not the ego